Effect of education based on «precede-proceed» model on knowledge, attitude and behavior of epilepsy patients

Zigheymat F., Naderi Z., Ebadi A., Kachuei H., Mehdizade S., Ameli J., Niknam Z.


  Introduction: The current research was to determine the effects of education based on framework of precede-proceed model on the knowledge, attitude and behavior of epilepsy patients.

  Method: In this quasi-experimental study, 64 patients with grand-mal epilepsy based on inclusion criteria were randomly divided into case & control groups. Education interference was performed based on precede-proceed model as framework of the planning for patients' education in case group. Data accumulation instrument was a questionnaire constructed by researcher that contained demographics and hygienic qualification of patients and precede-proceed model parts. Data was accumulated by questionnaire filling during organized interviews with selected samples two times before and two months after educational interference.

  Results: The mean scores of the predisposing factors including knowledge, attitude, behaviors and also reinforcing factors increased significantly in case group compared to control group following the intervention (p<0.05) but there was no significant difference between case and control groups in mean scores of enabling factors, following the intervention (p>0.05). In addition, mean overall scores of precede-proceed model constructs in patients of case group and target behavior means "precise observance therapeutic regime" than before of intervention was significantly increased (p<0.05). The mean scores of the knowledge, attitude and enabling factors was significant in control group following the intervention.

Conclusion: Education based on framework of the precede-proceed model is effective to increase the knowledge, attitude , enabling and reinforcing factors and positive coping behaviors in patients with epilepsy.


Keywords: Epilepsy, Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior, Education, Precede-Proceed Mod

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